Kato Nakiri Damascus 165mm (6.5")
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Kato Nakiri Damascus is a great looking piece. Highly polished blade makes the both wavy and circular Damascus pattern stick out in all its glory. Nakiri is a double bevel version of the traditional Japanese knife Usuba (which are traditionally single bevel). These knives are made for one task only - cutting vegetables.
The core of this Nakiri is made of VG-10 steel, a popular, low maintenance stainless steel with good edge retention, hardened to around 60-61 HRC. Softer, nickel (Ni) based steel is clad around the core (san-mai clad), giving the blade this beautiful Damascus pattern.Yoshimi Kato, a relatively young blacksmith from the famous Takefu village, known for many skilled blacksmiths, gave the blade a Western-type, durable red&black pakka wood handle. The handle was attached to the blade with three stainless pins and features a stainless bolster for a smooth transition from the handle to the blade.
|Hardness (HRC scale):||60-61|
|Overall length:||298mm (11.7")|
|Blade length:||165mm (6.5")|
|Spine thickness:||1.7mm (0.07")|
|Weight:||185g (6.5 oz)|
|Handle length:||120mm (4.7")|
|Handle type / wood:||Western / Black & Red Pakka wood|
Use & Care:
- Handwash in warm water and towel dry
- Use a sharpening stone (not a honing steel!) to sharpen your knife
- Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones
- Do not put the knife in a dishwasher
- Read our comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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